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July 9, 2016

Mkhitaryan joins Manchester United, Sandro signs Málaga

Mkhitaryan joins Manchester United, Sandro signs Málaga

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In association football signings this week, on Wednesday English football club Manchester United F.C. announced the signing of Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan from German club Borussia Dortmund; and on Thursday Spanish club Málaga CF announced signing striker Sandro Ramírez from FC Barcelona.

Mkhitaryan joins Manchester United[]

The Armenian captain signed a four-year contract with Manchester United, which was the third signing under José Mourinho this season. In his contract, Mhkitarayan has an option to continue with The Red Devils for the fifth season.

Having won the Armenian Footballer of the Year five times since his debut in 2007, Mkhitaryan was voted Bundesliga Player of the Season for 2015–2016. Making 140 appearances for Dortmund since joining in 2013, he has scored 41 goals. Last season he provided 32 assists in all competitions. Mkhitaryan is the nation’s top scorer with nineteen goals so far.

After agreeing to the terms Henrikh Mkhitaryan said, “I am very proud to join Manchester United, this move is a dream come true for me.”

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke explained the transfer saying, “Manchester had made us an exceptionally generous offer. If we had not taken them up on it, then the player would have gone a year later in 2017 on a free transfer.”((de))

Mkhitaryan is the third signing of the club this season.

Sandro is Málaga’s new striker[]

Málaga CF signed 20-year-old striker Sandro Ramírez on a three-year term from Barcelona.

Graduated from La Masia, Sandro has scored seven goals for the blaugranas in 32 appearances. He was promoted to the first team in 2014. Sandro has won seven trophies with Barça. In the Copa del Rey, Sandro has scored three goals in twenty appearances.

At international level, Sandro has played three U-21 (under-21) matches for Spain.



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April 28, 2016

Bus explosion in Armenian capital kills two

Bus explosion in Armenian capital kills two

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A bus explosion in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, on Monday killed two Armenians and reportedly injured at least seven others. Deputy head of the rescue service at the Ministry of Emergency Situations Major-General Grigoryan said the blast was reported on Monday at 10:00pm local time (1800 UTC).

In remarks to News.am, Armenian Health Minister Armen Muradyan said six injured were transported to a local medical centre. One passenger was revealed to be pregnant, and News.am reported at least five others were in critical condition.

Reportedly the blast destroyed nearby houses’ windows, and could be heard for miles.

While authorities are still investigating the incident, the Emergencies Ministry said the bus was using diesel fuel so it wasn’t a gas explosion. In remarks to Associated Press (AP), investigative committee member Sona Truzyan said they have considered and rejected a terrorist explanation. Truzyen reported the committee is currently investigating a party to a domestic dispute. An investigator told AP the suspect had threatened to give them a bomb, which could have exploded accidentally en route to its intended target.

The suspect’s telephone SIM card was recovered from the scene,. A detonator, TNT, and other electronics were found at his residence, and evidence of TNT was discovered on the bus.

A 2016 study by crowdsourced site Numbeo says Armenia has the 93rd highest crime rate in the word. It’s behind a number of other countries, including the United States and many European countries.

General Prosecutor’s Office of Armenia said they would give the public regular updates on the ongoing investigation.



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February 3, 2013

Armenian presidential elections at stake after attack on candidate

Armenian presidential elections at stake after attack on candidate

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An unidentified assailant shot at politician and Armenian presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan and wounded him on Thursday just before midnight on a street in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Hayrikyan was transported to hospital and his state is stable.

The presidential elections are scheduled for February 18, although Armenian constitution allows to postpone elections for up to 40 days if any candidate is unable to participate in the race for reasons he is not responsible for.

The deputy chairman of the parliament Eduard Sharmazanov also said the act was a “provocation against democratic, free and transparent elections”. A parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamyan admitted the election can be postponed.

Following a press-conference on Friday, REGNUM News Agency reported that analyst Sergei Shakariants said the attackers could have wanted to delay the elections. He said that Paruyr Hayrikyan was not expected to win, and merely removing him from the race would not change the essence of the elections; elections were the real target. Sergei Shakariants also said the attackers may want to move the elections closer to March 1 to remind the public of previous troubles on this day in 2008 when the current president, Serzh Sargsyan, was elected.

Former dissident Hayrikyan leads the National Self-determination Union, which opposes ruling president Serzh Sargsyan. Sarkisian is expected to win the elections. Together eight candidates run for election. Hayrikyan, 63, was held in prison for years under the Soviet regime and later left the country for exile, but he returned to Armenia in the 1990s. He received only a small support in the pre-election polls. He had already participated in elections in 2003 but was not elected.

Political violence is not new to the country. In 1999, eight politicians and officers, including prime minister Vazgen Sargsyan and parliament speaker Karen Demirchyan, were assassinated inside the parliament hall.



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September 5, 2012

Release and pardon of killer jeopardises Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire

Release and pardon of killer jeopardises Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire

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Following Hungary‘s release and repatriation of convicted Azeri axe-murderer Ramil Safarov, who Azerbaijan subsequently pardoned, Armenia announced it is “ready for war”.

The declaration is in-response to Safarov’s pardon and promotion, despite the Azeri officer having been given a life sentence — with a minimum jail term of 30 years, by Hungarian authorities in 2006. Safarov was found guilty of the 2004 murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan in Budapest, when both Safarov and Margaryan were attending a NATO Partnership for Peace programme. Safarov killed Margaryan in his sleep with an axe; the attack allegedly stemming from a desire to avenge Azeris killed during the Nagorno-Karabakh War and being mocked by Margaryan and another Armenian.

On his return home, Safarov was met with a hero’s welcome, given a pardon by president Ilham Aliyev, promoted to the rank of major, awarded eight-years of back-pay and given a house. Armenia sees these acts, when it was expected that Safarov would serve out his prison term in Azerbaijan, as highly provocative.

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian declared: “We don’t want a war, but if we have to, we will fight and win. We are not afraid of killers, even if they enjoy the protection of the head of state” .

Historically both Armenia and Azerbaijan lay claim to some of the same territories, an issue complicated by the intermingling of ethnic populations so some areas have no clearly demarcated Azeri and Armenian border; these potential sources of conflict remained quiescent whilst both nations were subsumed by greater powers. However, the collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires in the wake of the First World War led to the Armenian–Azerbaijani War. With the demise of the short-lived Armenian-Azerbaijan-Georgia Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic, fighting broke out which only ended when the two nations were annexed by the expanding Soviet Union.

With the USSR’s collapse, Armenia and Azerbaijan re-emerged as independent states — as-did old rivalries over territory. Between 1988 and 1994 over thirty thousand people died, and a million were displaced in bitter ethnic fighting between Armenians and Azeris over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh; despite an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe brokered ceasefire, no final armistice has been signed and intermittent violence between them the two states continues. Nagorno-Karabakh remains legally part of Azerbaijan, but under effective Armenian control. On multiple occasions president Ilham Aliyev has stated his willingness to resort to force in order to assert Azeri rule, with oil wealth tipping any local arms race in favour of Azerbaijan.

On Friday, The National Security Council of Armenia decided to break ties with Hungary during an emergency summit, describing the Hungarian actions as a “grave mistake”. In turn, the Azeri ambassador was summoned by Hungary on Monday regarding the breach of Azeri assurances that Safarov would serve out the remainder of his sentence in Azerbaijan.



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September 4, 2012

Armenia severs diplomatic relations with Hungary

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Following the release and pardon of a convicted Azeri killer, Ramil Safarov, Armenia has declared itself “ready for war”

The current declaration follows the repatriation of Ramil Safarov, an Azeri officer who had been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum incarceration of 30 years, by Hungarian authorities in 2006 for the 2004 murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan in Budapest when Both Safarov and Margaryan were attending a Nato Partnership for Peace programme. Safarov killed Margaryan in his sleep with an axe, alledgely out of a desire to avenge Azeris killed during the Nagorno-Karabakh War and because Margaryan and another Armenian had mocked him.

On his return home to a hero’s welcome Safarov was given a pardon from president Ilham Aliyev, promoted to major, paid eight years of back-pay and given a house, acts seen as provocative by Armenia.

“We don’t want a war, but if we have to, we will fight and win. We are not afraid of killers, even if they enjoy the protection of the head of state,” declared Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.

Over 30,000 people died in the 1988 to 1994 fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the enclave of [[w:Nagorno-Karabakh|Nagorno-Karabakh], despite a ceasefire no final armistice has been signed between the two former Soviet republics.

Earlier on Friday The National Security Council of Armenia decided to break their country’s ties with Hungary during an emergency summit, over what armenia described as a “grave mistake” on the part of Hungary. In turn the Azeri ambassador was summoned by Hungary yesterday in protest over the breaking of Azeri assurances that Safarov would serve out the remainder of his sentence in Azerbaijan.



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September 1, 2012

Armenia severs its diplomatic relations with Hungary

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

The National Security Council of Armenia decided to break their country’s ties with Hungary during an emergency summit on Friday. The decision has been announced shortly after by Armenian president Serge Sarkisian at a meeting with foreign diplomats in Yerevan. The diplomatic step followed the extradition of Ramil Safarov, an Azeri officer who has been convicted to life imprisonment with minimum incarceration of 30 years by Hungarian authorities in 2006 for the 2004 murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan in Budapest. Safarov has been pardoned by Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev upon his return.



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August 26, 2012

2012 Paralympic Village occupied by competitors as nations ready for the Games

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The Paralympic Village officially opened on Wednesday in London, with many nations having moved in as of Saturday in preparation for the start of the games. Press access has been limited, as Paralympic Games organisers are trying to give competitors as much privacy in the village as possible.

A Ukranian Paralympian
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A pair of Canadian Paralympians
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The Irish section of the village is decorated with signs bearing pictures
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A member of Team Great Britain uses a mobile phone while in the Village
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A member of the Cuban delegation
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Members of the Brazilian delegation
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Team Canada moves in a large group around the Village
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Two members of Team USA (right) pass an Angolan competitor (left).
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An Aremenian SB5 swimmer
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A Cuban Paralympian in the village
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A sign outside the Spanish part of the Paralympic Village
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Two members of the Iranian delegation
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An Iraqi competitor and an unnamed member of the United States delegation chat
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McDonalds is located inside the Paralympic Dining Hall; athletes receive meals free of charge.
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A Team Great Britain football player
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A pair of women from Uzbekistan
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Members of the Croatian delegation took out their umbrellas after it started to rain
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Senegal and Palestinian delegation members wait outside the gate to be officially welcomed to the Village
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A pair of Australians walk past the Hungarian part of the Paralympic Village
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A pair of Colombian Paralympians are guided around the Village by two Paralympic volunteers
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August 25, 2012

2012 Paralympic Village open as competitors ready for the Games

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

London, England —

The Paralympic Village officially opened on Wednesday in London, with many nations having moved in as of today in preparation for the start of the games. Press access has been limited, as Paralympic Games organisers are trying to give competitors as much privacy in the village as possible.

A Ukranian Paralympian
Image: Laura Hale.

A pair of Canadian Paralympians
Image: Laura Hale.

The Irish section of the village is decorated with signs bearing pictures
Image: Laura Hale.

A member of Team Great Britain uses a mobile phone while in the Village
Image: Laura Hale.

A member of the Cuban delegation
Image: Laura Hale.

Members of the Brazilian delegation
Image: Laura Hale.

Team Canada moves in a large group around the Village
Image: Laura Hale.

Two members of Team USA walk toward the left, while an Angolan walks in the opposite direction
Image: Laura Hale.

An Aremenian SB5 swimmer
Image: Laura Hale.

Image: Laura Hale.

A sign outside the Spanish part of the Paralympic Village
Image: Laura Hale.

Two members of the Iranian delegation
Image: Laura Hale.

An Iraqi competitor and an unnamed member of the United States delegation chat
Image: Laura Hale.

McDonalds is located inside the Paralympic Dining Hall; athletes receive meals free of charge.
Image: Laura Hale.

A Team Great Britain football player
Image: Laura Hale.

A pair of women from Uzbekistan
Image: Laura Hale.

Members of the Croatian delegation took out their umbrellas after it started to rain
Image: Laura Hale.

Senegal and Palestinian delegation members wait outside the gate to be officially welcomed to the Village
Image: Laura Hale.

A pair of Australians walk past the Hungarian part of the Paralympic Village
Image: Laura Hale.

A pair of Colombian Paralympians are guided around the Village by two Paralympic volunteers
Image: Laura Hale.



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January 26, 2012

Wikinews Shorts: January 26, 2012

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US marine may serve no jail time for 2005 Haditha deaths

United States Marine Corp staff sergeant Frank Wuterich, on trial for the manslaughter of 24 innocent Iraqi citizens in 2005, has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of “negligent dereliction of duty”; the result of a plea bargain, this may see Wuterich may serve no jail time.

Wuterich is one of eight marines initially charged with the Haditha killings.



Turkish Prime Minister claims that French bill is: discriminatory, racist and unjust

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned as “discriminatory, racist and unjust” a bill passed by the French Senate criminalising denial of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

Having cleared the National Assembly in December, the bill only needs President Nicolas Sarkozy‘s consent to become law.


Many feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide

A landslide that struck early Tuesday morning, has engulfed a cluster of hamlets in a remote area of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Initial reports stated at least 60 people died in the disaster; however, with only four bodies recovered the authorities have now become more cautious in their estimates.

Whilst anticipating more deaths, Martin Mose of the PNG’s National Disaster Center said “I am unwilling to put a number on that until I get confirmation from my team.”





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May 15, 2011

Azerbaijan win 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

Azerbaijan win 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

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Azerbaijan has won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany. Duo Ell & Nikki, which consists of Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal, won the contest with 221 points after their performence of Running Scared. This is the first time that Azerbaijan has won the contest, they first appeared in 2008. Italy took second place and Sweden finished third.

Commenting on their country’s win the pair said “the one thing we want to say is, we just love you. Thank you for your support”. Gasimov continued to say that he was “the happiest man in the world”.

Azerbaijan received the maximum of 12 points from three countries, Russia, Turkey, and Malta.

Ukraine came fourth in the contest and fifth place went to Denmark. Switzerland came in last with 19 points. Host and last year’s winner Germany finished in tenth place. Other countries that participated in the final include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Ireland, Georgia, the United Kingdom, Moldova, Slovenia, Serbia, France, Russia, Romania, Austria, Lithuania, Iceland, Finland, Hungary, Spain, and Estonia.

Two semi-final heats were held in the days before the final to determine which acts would proceed to the final. Greece and Sweden won the semi-finals with 133 and 155 points. The countries that failed to make it to the final are Malta, Armenia, Turkey, Albania, Croatia, San Marino, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Belarus, Israel, F.Y.R Macedonia, Latvia, Cyprus, and the Netherlands



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